13th Annual Children’s Fair

Release Date: March 11, 2014

by Amber Carey

The 13th Annual Children’s Fair will be Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event, honoring Child Abuse Prevention Month, takes place in the big red barn at the Pontotoc County Agriplex in Ada, OK.

In 2011, an estimated 1,570 children died from abuse and neglect in the United States. Children’s advocacy centers around the country served more than 279,000 child victims of abuse, providing victim advocacy and support to these children and their families. In 2012, this number was nearly 287,000.


Approximately 681,000 children were victims of maltreatment (unique instances).

46 states reported approximately 3.3 million children received preventative services from Child Protective Services agencies in the United States.

Children younger than one year had the highest rate of victimization of 21.2 per 1,000 children in the national population of the same age.

Of the children who experienced maltreatment or abuse, more than 75 percent suffered neglect; more than 15 percent suffered physical abuse; and just fewer than 10 percent suffered sexual abuse.

More than 78 percent of reported child fatalities as a result of abuse and neglect were caused by one or more of the child victim’s parents. 

This information can be found on the National Children’s Alliance website at (http://www.nationalchildrensalliance.org/NCANationalStatistics).

The Children’s Fair will have information regarding child abuse and neglect prevention, community organizations’ information and various activities for children and families. There will be rides, games, food, petting farm, community helpers (fire, police, etc.) and entertainment.

This event is free and open to the community. For more information regarding the fair, please contact Deanna Carpitche at (580) 310-7993 or email, Deanna.carpitche@chickasaw.net.

To reserve a booth at this year’s fair, complete the booth form at  www.chickasaw.net/childrensfair2014.

Last Updated: 10/20/2014